I originally wrote a version of this post in 2013, but surprise-surprise! Sometimes things change (and sometimes they don’t). When I first started traveling, I was either really bad at guessing the types of things I like. Or maybe I was in denial? Or easily influenced by others? Who knows the actual reason, but it felt like I went to multiple places in a row
My husband and I have a habit of choosing spring vacations in destinations that are still in the process of thawing out. Memorial Day may seem like the beginning of summer to a lot of people, but in mountainous outdoor areas, it’s still a very likely possibility that snow will still be covering trails. This year’s visit to the Mount Hood was no exception. Every
If you’ve ever visited the Pacific Northwest in the spring, you might be familiar with how dreary the weather can be. Coming from Virginia, I was adjusted to warm, sunny days. Portland, though, was forecasted to be a high of 60 with cloudy, rainy skies the entire time. Since we’re hikers, cool temperatures don’t bother us, but muddy trails and wet clothing can be a
For the first time ever, I’ve gone somewhere without actually seeing the city. I’m guessing some business travelers may be used to this feeling, but as a leisure traveler, it’s a first for me. I spent five nights at the Courtyard Marriott Portland City Center, which has a really convenient location for seeing Portland (Oregon), and yet I saw very little of the city itself.